Welcome to Kingston!
I’m thrilled to welcome you to the city and so glad you chose Kingston as your new home! This is a family-friendly, vibrant city, brimming with character and offering plenty to experience and explore. Our residents enjoy a high quality of life, and the city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in Canada. You’ll be delighted to learn about the many renowned cultural and entertainment attractions we have here. Also, with the most restaurants per capita in Canada, Kingston is a culinary hotspot with a wide variety of culinary experiences to indulge in. Take a stroll in Kingston’s historic downtown and enjoy a one-of-a-kind shopping experience as you peruse our charming independent shops and galleries. Kingston is also proud to have three award-winning post-secondary institutions, excellent medical facilities and a scenic waterfront. Our charming residential neighbourhoods are filled with all the services you and your family need. Wishing you the very best as you settle in – and again, welcome to the community!
– Bryan Paterson, Mayor of Kingston
If you are considering relocating, Kingston is a vibrant, welcoming and safe community. Kingston is consistently ranked as a top place to live and work in Canada for people in all stages of their life. Among those rankings, Kingston has been named Canada’s best city to be a woman and the best city for young professionals. Whether you are choosing a city to work remotely or you are interested in joining a Kingston team that includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of public sector careers, you have chosen wisely. Kingston offers a variety of activities for people of all lifestyles, with close connection to nature, amazing local culinary and creative scenes, world-class education institutions and exceptional experiences every day. Welcome to Kingston!